Harmanpreet, Mithali seem to have sorted issue

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04 Jan 2019

Here is what Harmanpreet Kaur said about Mithali Raj

One of the major cricket controversies of 2018 surfaced when Mithali Raj was dropped from the Indian starting XI during the semi-finals of the Women's World T20.

After India's exit, Mithali went on to accuse former coach Ramesh Powar for treating her poorly.

India's T20 skipper Harmanpreet Kaur didn't regret dropping Mithali.

She has now opened up on the current situation.

Clarification

We are mature enough to handle the situation: Kaur

We are mature enough to handle the situation: Kaur

It looks like now the issue between Kaur and Mithali is sorted.

Kaur said to Mumbai Mirror, "I don't think there has been any problem between us. I can speak for myself. You have to speak to her and ask if she has a problem with me. I have always respected her as a senior. We are mature enough to handle the situation."

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I have met her and spoken to her: Kaur

"We will have to play as a unit to take the team forward. We are more team players than individuals. I have met her and spoken to her after all these events and we seem to have moved on," said Harmanpreet.

Team selection

What had happened during the Women's World T20?

Mithali had amassed 56 against Pakistan and then notched a gritty 51 against the Irish eves in the coveted event.

She was rested for the game against Australia and then in a vital semis clash, she was dropped.

A depleted India went on to lose the match against England.

Kaur in her post-match conference said she stood by her team selection.

Words

Mithali had lashed out at coach Powar

Mithali had lashed out at coach Powar

Mithali had stated all her grievances in a letter to the BCCI, saying, "For the first time in a 20-year-long career, I felt deflated, depressed and let down."

"I am forced to think if my services to my country are of any value to a few people in power who are out to destroy me and break my confidence."

Allegations

Powar shot back as ugly war of words followed

Powar countered every charge levelled against him by Mithali.

"Mithali Raj- a senior player in the team. Minimum inputs in team meetings not a single word of appreciation after finishing at the top of the table," Powar had said in a meeting.

Unfortunately, Powar wasn't given a contract extension and was shown the door.

BCCI appointed WV Raman as the new coach.

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What has Harmanpreet said about Mithali?

Asked 2019-01-04 15:07:52 by Ajay Kapur

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According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Harmanpreet said, "I don't think there has been any problem between me and Mithali. I can speak for myself. You have to speak to her and ask if she has a problem with me. I have always respected her as a senior."

Why was Mithali dropped from the semis encounter during the Women's World T20?

Asked 2019-01-04 15:07:52 by Shreya Chauhan

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The decision to drop Mithali was taken by former coach Ramesh Powar and skipper Harmanpreet. They felt that was the best for the team.

What did Mithali say to the BCCI?

Asked 2019-01-04 15:07:52 by Trishla Jindal

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Mithali wrote a scathing letter to the BCCI and accused Powar for destroying her career.

What happened to Powar post the controversy?

Asked 2019-01-04 15:07:52 by Tejas Chauhan

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The interim coach was not given a contract extension. WV Raman was appointed as the new coach.

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